Dawn Severt

Dawn Severt is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gables Residential. Gables is a privately-held real estate investment trust with approximately 40,000 apartment homes under management throughout the United States. Ms. Severt previously served as Chief Accounting Officer and prior to joining Gables in 1994, she was a Manager in the audit practice of Arthur Andersen LLP. Her seven years with the firm included work with SEC and real estate clients.

Ms. Severt is a Certified Public Accountant and a summa cum laude graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in both accounting and information systems. In addition, she is the recipient of the 2003 Young Professional Achievement Award from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and is a member of its Alumni Advisory Board.

Ms. Severt currently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Multi-Housing Council and as chairman of its Investment Committee. She is an active member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and previously served as co-chair of its Accounting Committee and as a member of its Best Financial Practices Council. In addition, Ms. Severt serves on the Board of Directors of DFB Pharmaceuticals, Inc., as chairman of its Audit Committee, and as a member of its Compensation Committee.

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